Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): Defenders defending in a 4-1-4-1

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Callum Robb
Name: Callum Robb
City: Greenock
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game Related

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Game Related

ORGANISATION

9 Players on each side

Area 44 x 25

ACTIVITY

2 v 2 (both sides) to one goal

Play starts with ball being played across and then game is live

Score by dribbling through goal

When defenders win the ball then try to score on counter attack

IF a team scores, they will recieve ball again to attack

PROGRESSIONS

1. Score by dribbling through (2 points) or by passing through (1 point)

2. Play 4 v 4 with middle goal 3 points

COACHING POINTS

Close down space quickly

Angle of approach and body shape to show wide and cut off pass to other attacker

Communication from 2nd defender and covering position

If attacker driving across park THEN 2nd defender gets tighter and communicates to pass on player

Overlap - 2nd defender gets tighter and presses ball to allow 1st defender to track run, communication from 1st defender (you take ball, i'll take runner)

4v4 - As ball travelling across back 4 get narrow, one presses ball, others give cover and balance


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Conditioned Game

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Conditioned Game

ORGANISATION

12 yard zones in from each touchline

Defending team Gk-4-1-2-1

Attacking team GK-2-3-3

CONDITION

Defending team can not play in wide zones when they have the ball

IF Defending team win ball in wide area they have 3 seconds to get ball into middle zone

PROGRESSION

Full backs from defending team can use wide areas when in possession

COACHING POINTS

Narrow back 4 to deny through balls

DCM must be disciplined and screen striker

Communication from CB' and Gk

1v1 FB's speed/angle of approach/body position to force play wide

Keep eye on the ball

Don't dive in to tackles

CB's should anticipate cross coming into box and be ready to defend it

FB out of position (transition from attack to defence)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 1

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Phase 1

OPTION

FB showing the wide player outside

Alternative

IF wide player gets past FB and starts to drive into box THEN DCM will press the ball

COACHING POINTS

Speed and angle of approach

Use body position to prevent wide player coming inside and creating a 1v1 situation

Arm across & body in

Do not dive in to tackle

Keep eye on ball

Communication from CB or Gk telling FB where to force player and to stay on feet

DCM moves across to provide cover cut out cut back

CB's and other FB drop off and prepare to defend cross

Communication from Gk to organise defense and midfielders


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 2

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Phase 2

OPTION

Ball into wide player and striker making run into channel so DCM matches run and CB's and other FB drop off.

FB makes recovery run inside

Alternative

IF DCM does not match run or ball is too close to the goal THEN the CB will close down striker

COACHING POINTS

FB forces wide player outside

DCM adjusts position to screen striker

As striker makes run in to channel, DCM tracks run on inside with communication from Gk/CB

CB's and other FB drop off and prepare to defend cross

FB makes recovery run inside to provide cover

Midfielders track back to add defensive cover


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 3

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Phase 3

OPTION

Long ball to turn full back

Alternative

IF long ball is played through the middle THEN CB's drop off one attacks the ball and the other is deep enough to cover, FB's drop and tuck in

COACHING POINTS

When players see the player on ball with space/time to get their head up and get the ball out of their feet to play long pass then stop and drop with full backs tucking in slightly to be able to see ball and man

Attack ball in the air

Communication from Gk and CB's

If possible deal with ball before it bounces

Midfielders ready for 2nd ball


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 4

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Phase 4

OPTION

Lost possession when FB in attacking area and ball is played to wide player then DCM will track across and delay/force wide to allow FB recovery run team to get shape back

Alternative

IF DCM out of position THEN CB's drop off to delay with closest one going halfway to allow recovery runs

COACHING POINTS

DCM goes out to delay/put pressure on ball and force wide

CB's drop off the game and other FB tucks in

FB makes recovery run on th inside

Communication required between DCM and CB'S


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Phase 5

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Phase 5

OPTION

Defending the over/underlap

Recovering Midfielder will close space to take man on the ball and FB will track runner

Alternative

If the ball is not played THEN get tight and force wide with FB getting into covering position inside

COACHING POINTS

FB goes out to press ball

FB communicates with wide midfielder to track opposition FB

As the overlap about to happen FB communicates with Midfielder to take place while FB goes with runner

CB's and other FB drop and tuck in and prepare to defend cross

Midfielders track back to add defensive cover

Communication from Gk to FB to keep wide, stay on feet, block cross and to organise others


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